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Sivan

5 minutes

The true meaning of the match is clearest on the face of the diehard fan

Fervent sport fandom is incomprehensible to many people. How can athletic competitions drive seemingly normal folk to moments of rapture, fits of rage or weeks of post-loss depression? Yet for many, the visceral elation and agony brought on by sport is enigmatic, but very real. Sivan – which, according to its Israeli director Zohar Elefant, was created as a ‘tongue-in-cheek answer to Zidane, the 2006 documentary that followed the soccer star through a single game’ – puts fandom under close inspection, chronicling the emotional volcano that erupts from a diehard football fan over the course of a full match.

Director: Zohar Elefant

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